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New Fosse School Plans
01-08-2017

Artist's impressions of a proposed 13milllion school in the Fosse have been unveiled.

Leicester City Council is planning to build the new five form entry Waterside Primary School on disused council-owned land off Fosse Road North.

The modern, two-storey school building would be set back from Fosse Road North, with landscaping to the front of the school helping to create a more attractive streetscape.

Infant and junior pupils would be accommodated in connecting wings, with a large outdoor area providing space for synthetic turf sports courts, an outdoor classroom and amphitheatre, gardens and wildlife area and room for outdoor play.

If plans are approved, work could begin in early 2018. It is hoped that the new school would be open in time for the 2019/20 academic year.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: 'We have an exciting vision and opportunity to redevelop the Leicester's Waterside area as a thriving neighbourhood and a great place to live. Our ambition to include a new school as part of that vision, will help ease current pressures on school places in the city and provide future capacity for a growing population in this part of the city'.

Council plans could see 90milllion invested in the creation of new school places to meet growing demand across the city. The new school will provide capacity for up to 900 primary-aged pupils, creating an additional 400 pupil places on top of those currently offered at nearby Slater and Fosse primary schools.

Cllr Sarah Russell, Assistant City Mayor for Children, Young People and Schools, said: 'There is no doubt that Leicester faces a significant challenge to meet the growing demand for school places.

'The opportunity to build a new school in the city is a really exciting and just one part of our ambitious plans for the biggest-ever expansion of Leicester's schools.'

The plans also include proposals to introduce a new pedestrian crossing on Fosse Road North, along with other measures to prevent dangerous school-run parking and help ensure families can walk and cycle to the new school safely.

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